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Arts, Theatre, & Entertainment

USM students can take advantage of a wide variety of performing and visual arts offerings, from the symphony to the cinema. Many Maine communities host monthly art walks. In Portland, it's the first Friday of every month; in Lewiston-Auburn, it's the last Friday, May through September. Here's a sample listing of local arts and entertainment venues:

Greater Portland

Area Gallery (USM, Portland)
Clarks Pond Cinemas (So. Portland)
Cumberland County Civic Center (Portland)
Lyric Music Theater (So. Portland)
Merrill Auditorium (Portland)
Nickelodeon Cinemas (Portland)
Osher Map Library (USM, Portland)
Portland Museum of Art (Portland)
Portland Ovations (Portland)
Portland Players (So. Portland)
Portland Stage Company (Portland)
Portland Symphony Orchestra (Portland)
Port City Music Hall (Portland)
Space Gallery (Portland)
The State Theatre (Portland)

For more information on what's happening in Greater Portland:
Portland's Downtown District – Events
Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau

Gorham Area

Baxter House Museum (Gorham)
Corthell Music Hall (USM, Gorham)
Cinemagic (Westbrook)
Dance Studio of Maine (Gorham)
Russell Hall Theatre (USM, Gorham)
USM Art Gallery (USM, Gorham)


Androscoggin Historical Society (Auburn)
Atrium Art Gallery (USM, Lewiston)
Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston)
Colisee (Lewiston)
Community Little Theatre (Auburn)
Flagship Cinemas (Auburn)
Franco-American Collection (USM, Lewiston)
Museum L-A (Lewiston)
Olin Arts Center (Bates College, Lewiston)
The Public Theatre (Lewiston)
The Maine Music Society (Lewiston)

For more information on arts and entertainment in Lewiston-Auburn:
LA Arts
LA. It's Happening Here